Take Action

All it takes is a few minutes

What can you do?

If you think that money in politics is corrupting our elections and adversely affecting our public policies, join the democracy advocates in the Virginia chapter of American Promise to take action.

Raise your voice: it just takes a click.

1) Sign a petition supporting campaign finance reform in Virginia to be shared with Governor Northam, Senator Saslow, Delegate Filler-Corn and the heads of the Senate and House Privileges and Elections committees, Senator Deeds and Delegate Lindsey respectively. We hope to get 6000 (at least) signatures by December.

2) You can send a letter to your Virginia legislator telling them that you are disappointed that while 80 percent of Americans want to get money out of politics, not one bill was voted on the floor of the General Assembly.

3) Contact your members of Congress (click here) to let them know that you would like them to support House Joint Resolution 2 and Senate Joint Resolution 51, the companion resolutions in Congress which propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution authorizing Congress and the states to regulate election spending.

4) If you are interested in working on passing local resolutions in your city and/or county, let us know (americanpromiseva@gmail.com). You can see local resolutions which have been passed in Virginia on our Legislation/Resources page.

Are you from the City of Alexandria or Fairfax County? Make a statement by signing our petitions requesting the passage of local resolutions in these two jurisdictions to get big money out of politics (sign only if you are a resident in either of the two areas).

City of Alexandria: Send a message to members of Alexandria City Council: Click here. All members of the City Council, including the mayor, will receive the petition.

Fairfax County: Sign our petition (soon to be available) to have the Fairfax Board of Supervisors support getting big money out of politics through a county resolution and legislative action. We will deliver it to all members of the Board of Supervisors.

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